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Mariners select C/OF Alex Jackson with No. 6 pick

Post by Christian Caple on June 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm with No Comments »
June 5, 2014 5:02 pm

With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft, the Mariners selected catcher/outfielder Alex Jackson, a high-school prospect from San Diego.

Jackson is listed at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds by MaxPreps. He is orally committed to play for the University of Oregon.

According to MaxPreps, Jackson batted .400 as a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School with 11 home runs. He hit 47 homers during his high-school career.

The Mariners see him as an outfielder first, but general manager Jack Zduriencik said it’s not impossible that he could play catcher.

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